- Directions to the Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark
Events and News:
- Jazz Research Roundtable - Terrence McManus: "Ted Greene: Sound, Time, and Unlimited Possibility" - January 27, 2016, 7:00 pm, John Cotton Dana Library
- Jazz, Jews, and African Americans: Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond
October 15 through December 13, 2015, Sundays, noon to 5pm, and Thursdays, 6 to 8pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, December 13 at 2pm
Location: Jewish Museum of New Jersey at Congregation Ahavas Sholom,
145 Broadway, Newark
No admission charge
WBGO Jazz 88.3FM presents the closing reception of Jazz, Jews and African Americans: Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond, featuring pianist, writer and sociologist Ben Sidran in Jews, Music and the American Dream. Accompanying himself on piano, Sidran explores the relationship of blacks and Jews in the music business throughout the 20th century. He is the author of There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream and Talking Jazz.
Register here for this Closing Reception
The exhibit explores the relationships among Jews and African-Americans in the performance, production and promotion of jazz utilizing photos, documents and text.
Producers: NJPAC, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey, Congregation Ahavas Sholom, The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, WBGO Jazz 88.3FM
Cultural Partners: Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church, Project Hope, Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church, First Mount Zion Baptist Church, New Jersey City University, Newark Arts Council
- Recipient of the November 2015 FEATURED GRANT OF THE MONTH from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
- NEW - Newark Historian Citizen Initiative
A program hosted at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark that offers training for the Newark community and the general public in the preservation of personal, family, and local history. With the city of Newark’s 350th and Rutgers University’s 250th anniversaries being commemorated in 2016, the NCHI is one way the celebrations can make a long-lasting impact in people’s lives.
- Jazz Research Roundtable - photo history - more than 20 years of programs, 1995 - 2015. The IJS Jazz Research Roundtable, a forum for scholars, musicians, and students engaged in all facets of jazz research, began in February 1995 and has continued now through more than 20 years. We present selected photos documenting the history of this forum.
- LATEST ISSUE -Journal of Jazz Studies, a new online open format journal on jazz
- Can Jazz Thrive in China, by Tad Hershorn, IJS Archivist - Article in The Conversation, August 2015
- Berger - Carter - Fund (grants for jazz researchers) - Click to view Awards Granted through 2015
|- Ed Berger, retired Associate Director of IJS,has a newly published book: Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music: Temple University Press, 2014.
- NEW - Winner of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research, the top award in the category BEST HISTORICAL RESEARCH IN RECORDED JAZZ.
- Jazz From The Archives - past programs on WBGO radio - program ended in December 2014
- Jazz Archives Fellowship Program: 2015; 2014; 2013
- Restoration of the bass used by Curly Russell. Now available for viewing in the IJS Instrument Collection.
- IJS mourns the passing of its first Director, Chris White, on 2 November 2014
- IJS mourns the passing of past staff member Marie Griffin on 21 November 2014
- IJS mourns the passing of Don Luck, 1930-2014, former IJS staff member.
- IJS mourns the passing of D. Russell Connor, 1922-2014, friend and confidant of Benny Goodman.
- IJS mourns the passing of Father Peter O'Brien, 1940-2015, friend and personal manager of Mary Lou Williams, the great jazz composer and musician.
US State Department Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World, a jazz exhibit by Meridian Internationsl Center (IJS among the collaborators)
- The Institute of Jazz Studies has completed work on a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to arrange and describe the collections of five women in jazz:
Wilma Dobie, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Annie Ross and Victoria Spivey.
These 5 collections are newly archived and available to jazz researchers.
- Institute of Jazz Studies Receives Literary Landmark Designation from the New Jersey Center for the Book - The ceremony - October 23, 2013 at John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark - included the first concert of the Great American Songbook Concert Series featuring Daryl Sherman, piano, Joe Temperley, baritone sax, and Boots Maleson, bass.
- World's Largest Jazz Archive Housed at Rutgers - Video introduction to the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
- Click here for a tour of the Institute in a Photo Blog -similar to a tour on-site
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